Databases · Genealogy Club · State Specific Research · Websites · Workshops and Events

Try-It! Illinois Database Season is Now Live! – Tuesday’s Tip

Kick off your fall research season with the Try-It! Illinois Database Trial! If you’re an Illinois resident with internet access of any kind, you are eligible to access the immense amount of information available during the this year’s trial. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White, the… Continue reading Try-It! Illinois Database Season is Now Live! – Tuesday’s Tip

Webinar · Workshops and Events

Links and Schedule for October’s Irish Genealogy Workshop! – Those Places Thursday

Irish Genealogy Workshop Saturday, October 13, 2018 All webinars airing in Central Standard Time! Session 1 &2 09:30 a.m. Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Research (1hr) Understanding Irish Townlands: the Importance of Place, Identity and Administrative Divisions (1 hr) Session 3 Noon –  Church Records for Use in Genealogical Research Including Lesser Known Administrative Records –… Continue reading Links and Schedule for October’s Irish Genealogy Workshop! – Those Places Thursday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Public Presentations · Workshops and Events

Reserve a Spot in our October 13 Irish Genealogy Workshop! – Motivation Monday

Back by popular demand!  The Fountaindale District and the Plainfield Public Library District are hosting an Irish Genealogy Workshop with the Ulster Historical Foundation on Saturday, October 13 at the Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road in Bolingbrook, IL. This multi-session day will feature the following lectures: Morning 09:30 Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Research (1 hr)… Continue reading Reserve a Spot in our October 13 Irish Genealogy Workshop! – Motivation Monday

Cemetery Research · Fountaindale Public Library District · Workshops and Events

Boardman Cemetery Restoration Workshop Registration Opens May 1, 2018! – Tombstone Tuesday

Have you ever wanted to learn the first steps of repairing and cleaning headstones?  Are you interested in improving a private family burial site and don’t know where to start?  Learn the basics of headstone repair and restoration at a two-day Boardman Cemetery Restoration Workshop on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10.  Registration is… Continue reading Boardman Cemetery Restoration Workshop Registration Opens May 1, 2018! – Tombstone Tuesday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Webinar · Workshops and Events

Get Ready for Genealogy Day 2018! In Sickness, in Health, in Handwriting – Motivation Monday

It’s time to mark your calendars and get your registration in for Genealogy Day 2018 at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook, Illinois! This year’s theme “In Sickness, in Health, in Handwriting” will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  As always, Genealogy Day is a free day-long conference open… Continue reading Get Ready for Genealogy Day 2018! In Sickness, in Health, in Handwriting – Motivation Monday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Local History and Genealogy · Public Presentations · Workshops and Events

Extra Genealogy & History Programs for 2018 Announced! – Follow Friday

As we look to the year ahead, our Genealogy Club is planning some additional programs and events which should help commemorate and celebrate several milestone events in history, as well as add to your skill set as a genealogist.  For those of you keeping score at home, 2018 is proving to be quite the celebratory… Continue reading Extra Genealogy & History Programs for 2018 Announced! – Follow Friday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Webinar · Workshops and Events

Genealogy Club Webinar and Monthly Meeting Schedule Released for 2018! – Thrifty Thursday

The Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club is back from summer break!  Our September meeting featured Ginger Frere and her presentation of Mining the National Archives.  This was a great program, and we had a full house of 40 people attending the lecture!  If you missed our program the recording is available through October 13. The… Continue reading Genealogy Club Webinar and Monthly Meeting Schedule Released for 2018! – Thrifty Thursday